Storm King Mountain and Butter Hill

West Point, New York 10996

Storm King Mountain and Butter Hill

Storm King Mountain and Butter Hill Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hike up a Hudson Valley icon to some of the area’s most sumptuous views of the Highlands, the Catskills, and the ribbon of river below. One of the most popular hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley, the route up Storm King Mountain by way of Butter Hill earns its reputation by providing one sparkling viewpoint after another for the entire length of this challenging trail.

A clear day at the top can reveal the Catskill Mountains rolling beyond the Shawangunks, the Hudson River’s silvery ribbon extending all the way to New York City, and unsurpassed views of the mountains nearby, including Bull Hill, Mount Beacon, Crow’s Nest, and Schunemunk."

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Trail Information

West Point
Nearby City
2.3 miles
516 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Spring through fall
Additional Use
Storm King State Park, Mountain Road, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520; (845) 786-2701;
Local Contacts
NatGeo TOPO! Map (USGS): West Point, NY; NatGeo Trails Illustrated Map #1508: Appalachian Trail, Delaware Water Gap to Schaghticoke Mountain; New York– New Jersey Trail Conference #113: West Hudson Trails
Local Maps

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Dec 2018